Benefits Administrator

Corporate Monroe, Michigan


  • Assist in administration of the HRIS/benefit administration system to ensure it meets the needs of the Company in managing benefit plans and internal/external reporting requirements.
  • Work with insurance providers, third-party administrators, and other vendors to ensure proper administration and issue resolution.
  • Provide direction to team members and coordinate with insurance providers and third-party administrators in the daily administration of employee benefits including medical, prescription, dental, vision, life, disability and flex-spending accounts, COBRA, leave plans and retirement programs.
  • Assist HR community, employee, retiree and beneficiary populations and others (i.e. Finance, Legal, Vendors) with resolution of healthcare inquiries, issues, questions and concerns.
  • Assess and document internal processes and provide recommendations to improve, streamline and enhance accuracy through reengineering, establishing new methodologies goaled at continuous process improvement.
  • Coordinate outsourced administration of COBRA and ACA 1095 Reporting, including processing and maintaining enrollment records for active, COBRA and retiree populations
  • Facilitate retiree life insurance premium billing.
  • Administer death claim process for life insurance and 401(k)
  • Assists in developing, recommending, and implementing approved, new or modified plans.
  • Interpret, review, and update plan documentation, including SPD’s, policies and procedures to ensure standardization, legal compliance and that all documents are current and accurate.
  • Assist with the annual open enrollment process including preparing employee communication and enrollment materials, vendor coordination and eligibility updates.
  • Support the compilation of benefit information and reporting needed to administer the benefit plans.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable U.S. and Canadian legal requirements, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), ERISA, HIPAA, ARPA, COBRA and managing audits, both internal and external for Benefits Health and Welfare, Retirement, Wellbeing and Leave plans.
  • Completes special projects by collaborating with other areas of HR, to include Compensation, IT, Payroll.


This position has the ability to make independent decisions relative to certain daily operations affecting the La-Z-Boy North America Health & Welfare, Retirement, Wellbeing and Leave benefit plans.  The plans cover approximately 6,000 active employees and have an annual spend of $55 million for health and welfare and a retirement plan with more than $300 million in assets.  Decisions which have a broad impact on the organization require authorization by the manager of this position. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field with 2-4 years of relevant experience, or equivalent.
  • Must be familiar with laws and regulations governing employee benefits.
  • Strong communications skills, oral and written, with the ability to communicate effectively across all levels.
  • Strong analytic skills, with the ability to analyze, condense and report out data.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, with very strong Excel skills.
  • Ability to deal with highly confidential information.
  • Knowledge of relevant federal, state, and international regulations and legislation impacting benefit plans.
  • Travel Required: up to 5%



·Benefits Certification, such as CEBS

·Certified SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, or SPHR



Operates in a professional office environment, not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. 


Communicate Transparently

Lead the Team

Impact and Influence

Deliver Results

Coach and Develop

At La-Z-Boy, we are committed to fostering an environment in which all employees feel valued, included, and empowered to do their best work and bring great ideas to the table. We understand that our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints add value to our ability to create and deliver the best possible service, quality products, and is of upmost importance as we work together to Build Something Amazing.

OTHER DUTIES:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the incumbent for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled:
La-Z-Boy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. It is our practice to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. All employment decisions and related entities will be made on merit, qualifications, and abilities. It is our policy and commitment to ensure equal opportunity is provided in all employment opportunities and practices, regardless of race, color, religion, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. La-Z-Boy is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please e-mail [email protected] or call (734) 242-1444. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under law, please CLICK HERE.